All presenters are required to submit an abstract or project description at the time of registering for CURE. Abstracts and project descriptions will be included in the program guide, which will be posted on the CURE website and become part of the CURE Proceedings in Huskie Commons.
Abstracts are a one-paragraph summary of your research project that provides readers with the essential points, a clear overview of your research, and your research findings. For CURE, it is important to create an abstract that can be understood by a general audience.
Abstracts from the sciences and humanities include the following:
Creative projects from visual arts and performing arts typically include the following:
Check out this video on how to write an abstract for your CURE poster.
Like an abstract, a project description is a one-paragraph, brief and clear summary designed to communicate the relevance of the project, how the project was carried out, and the impact it had on the community or organization. Students presenting a community engagement showcase will provide a project description when registering for CURE.
Project descriptions for Community Engagement Showcases typically include the following:
Used for traditional academic poster sessions. Please note headings are editable to meet your field-specific standards.
If you are looking to learn more about the Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement, designing an academic poster and communicating research are welcome to join us for the following CURE workshop sessions. All sessions will be held in the Lincoln Room on the second floor of the Holmes Student Center.